Post # 1
I finally bought my dress the other day and I am battling dress regret. I love how unique and comfortable my dress is, how much to appeals to my bohemian side, but I worry the cotton lace will look tacky or cheap on my wedding day. BUT I already bought it and I need to move on, and so helping find some vintage accessories will help me to do that!
I think my dress looks 70’s inspired (flowery cotton lace), but many of the accessores I have seen brides wear with this dress are more 40s and 50s art deco. Should I go with a beaded sparkly belt and sparkly accessories to dress it up like 40s vintage OR go sashless or use a plain white sash and put flowers in my hair to play up the 70s vintage?
Finally, do you have suggestions for Etsy sellers?
The dress (below) is Allure 8903 in ivory. My wedding ceremony is outdoors at a beautiful farm/B&B and our reception is inside their beautiful cathedral ceiling barn. Our flowers will be DIY wildflowers probably. The wedding is in October 2013 with ~125 people.
Post # 3
Why regret!? Your dress is so gorgeous! I’m not completely sure how it would look on your dress, but you could always try a floral sash too. This is the one that I bought. Sorry for the dark photo.
Post # 4
I love your dress!!! Did you get it at RK Bridal?? They are great. I love the dress, and definitely think you should go for a blingy belt, a lace trimmed veil, and a crystal comb. I think it might just be your nerves, because that dress is gorgeous!
Post # 5
I don’t know what psychological crap is at work here, probably the finiteness of this purchase, coupled with the unlimited options, make brides freak out….
That’s a really good option and I did try on a sparkly flower belt at the store that was kind of cute, but way too expensive. Where did you get te one you’re wearing? I know Etsy has cute accessories but it’s been hard to sort throgh the millions of options!
Post # 6
Thanks! That IS RK Bridal! They were really sweet, even though it was such a madhouse the day I went.
Thanks for your feedback!
Post # 7
I ordered my sash from the red magnolia on etsy. The thing I would suggest though is many sellers will mail you a small sample of the fabric if you want to compare colors for free (or the cost of a stamp.) Its worth doing since mine isnt the exact color I wanted so I should have taken her offer and got the sample of fabric.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I think a plain ivory belt suits your dress! It’s already so intricate and detailed. Put some cute flowers in your hair and voila, sounds like it’ll fit your theme better!
Post # 10
I actually made a bridal sash like the one above, mine is black though, but if you needed help I could give you a few hints if you feel like your crafty enough, here is mine…and FTR I think this type of sash (not necessarily the color though unless it went with your theme lol) would look gorgeous on your dress. People worry about too much going on, but if you look at a lot of the popular designer gowns out there some of them have a lot going on and it looks amazing.
there is a little sparkle here and there on this, not a ton…im probably going to add more to it, but i’m not wearing this im selling it because I bought another one.
Post # 11
Don’t regret a thing, you look stunning! I have an all lace vintage inspired dress too, and understand why you would go with the 40’s inspired dark lip and sparkly accessories. However like you I’m having a more rustic feeling and I personally thought that that particular look would Not be the most appropriate for the setting. Just the direction I chose though, you will look great in any of those looks!
Post # 13
ok, I’m confused, how could you possibly describe your dress as potentially tacky. That is the classiest dress ever. You look amazing in that dress. Don’t over do the accessories. What are thinking about for a veil?I think a birdcage might look great
Post # 14
I don’t have any accessory ideas for you but I think that dress is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen on a real bride. You look stunning.
Post # 15
@Trishthedish36: I love that dress! That was one of the ones I considered, I just don’t like v-backs on me. I think it is beautiful and not at all tacky! The pattern is so beautiful, I would keep the accessories simple (that is, not too intricate in detail) so as not to create an overwhelming look. I prefer a romantic look in makeup and accessories, but if something more bold suits you, that will work as well. I do not think a sleek and shiny hairstyle suits the dress though.
Post # 16
Yeah, the low back will be interesting! I really love that aspect of the dress but I didn’t consider what the heck kind of bra to wear…hmm.
I think I started panicking that because it’s cotton lace and not traditional fine lace, it will look cheaper. But you’re right, that dress could probably never be called tacky!
I think I am def leaning towards more of a romantic rustic look, with a more plain sash and a loose updo for my hair. But I need my make-up to be fierce – not so rustic there. 🙂